“The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” Tops Box Office With $98.5 Global Gross

Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth in
Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth in "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes"

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is one of the most exciting new films to hit the theaters this fall, and its box office numbers are finally in! The highly-anticipated prequel film earned $98.5 million worldwide, topping the global box office during its opening weekend.

According to its official synopsis, The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes follows a young Coriolanus Snow, who is the last hope for his failing lineage. He’s assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, a young tribute from the impoverished District 12, and he sees this as an opportunity to shift his fate.

Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler star as Coriolanus Snow and Lucy Gray Baird, while the film’s supporting cast includes Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, and Viola Davis.

The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes narrowly missed the $100 million mark, failing to make back its budget and meet the box office projections, but its numbers are pretty solid. It topped the global box office with $98.5 million grossed during its opening week, including 44 million domestically and $54.5 million internationally.

This prequel also helped The Hunger Games franchise cross the $3 billion mark at the global box office, despite scoring the lowest opening weekend amongst the five films in this series.